June 30 is an internationally recognized day across the globe to celebrate social media. Mashable, a leading online publication on the subject of all things social media, spearheads the movement, which started in 2010.
Miami went all out this year with a core group of South Florida social media influencers who organized a free, sponsored event at Zadok, one of Miami’s finest art galleries in the burgeoning Wynwood art district.
Eighteen speakers covered topics ranging from blogging to social media marketing in the span of four hours. Frederic Montagnon, co-founder of Overblog — an event title sponsor — traveled from Paris to be present as keynote speaker and major supporter of Miami’s social media community. Other attendees included social media aficionados from Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, but others came even as far as England to participate in the educational talks as well as festivities.
The spirited day concluded with an after-party at Wood Tavern, a trendy pub just around the corner from Zadok art gallery.
A select number of members from Social Media Club South Florida – one of the most active and dynamic chapters in the world, with over 2,500 members who meet regularly to discuss and share information about social media — also bolstered this grassroots event with volunteer time to make it a successful learning experience.
For more information about Social Media Day and future events, please visit miamisocialmedia.com.
– Maria de los Angeles is a freelance wordsmith based in Miami